After the initial practice period I quickly learned to love the bliss of the new slow life. I was one of the lucky ones still able to work and even see colleagues (albeit from distance) but was able to plan my own work hours and minimise risks. Home life became a shelter and a refuge - a peaceful, quiet retreat from the new harsh realities of the outside world. I've never loved home as much I do now!
Binge Watching and Staying Inside
Before lockdown, I was working part-time in London and doing PhD research at a university in the Midlands, going up to the Midlands twice every week. This left little time for my favourite hobby, watching tv series (somewhat ironic, given that my PhD is in Film theory). I used the lockdown as an opportunity to binge watch shows (Gentefied, La Casa de las Flores, the Most Beautiful Thing). Since I am an introvert, it's been great! I do miss walking around the city. As I live close to a very busy park, I have been scared of doing this now.